Chan Da and her daughter – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Chan Da, 35 years old and her daughter Srei Ta, 5 years old.
Chan Da’s husband fell in love with his business partner and escaped to France, from where she arranged for five men to throw acid on Chan Da while she was driving a motorcycle together with her children. Srei Ta, sitting at the front, was also affected. The attack left Chan Da blind and unable to continue working as a cook, and she had to sell her house to cover expenses.
Although four of the five perpetrator have been jailed with sentences ranging from 10 to 14 years, the orchestrator of the attack has not been held accountable and, since the trial resulted in convictions, no legal aid providers have been found that are willing to take the case further.

 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia